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Old 05-16-2019, 10:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hello all,
I've not been on much in a couple years
my last commuter died (200sx), and I've been commuting 55 miles each way in my 600hp GTO

I just picked up a 1991 Geo Metro (3cyl, 5sp) for a couple hundred bucks
it's dirty, worn hard, and in need of a clutch, a new windshield, and a drivers window track mechanism
but it made it to work this morning
had to go to 4th and keep the speed down on a couple hills to keep the clutch from slipping too much



here's my old Intro thread
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Old 05-17-2019, 10:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice Metro. I recently bought one similar but four door. It needed CV shafts (done), passenger front wheel bearing (next project) and maybe a transmission as 2nd gear is finicky. my windshield is cracked but I'll probably leave it as it doesn't bother me, and both front fenders are pretty bad, though I think they must have come from a salvage yard at some time because the red is a little different (less faded) and they are very rusty compared to the rest of the car being really good and solid.
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How many miles on the odo?
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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How many miles on the odo?
83,xxx (seller said 183K)
I've got no reason to question that, the whole car is well worn, but I dont think it's 300k worn


I've driven the car about 270 miles since filling it up, fuel gauge shows 1/3 full
I'll probably fill her up tonight for my first fuel economy log (I expect to be extra low with the slipping clutch, carb/FI cleaner, and the extra idleing when I was playing around with the car


btw,
I've got an engine hoist lined up, and I'm probably ordering my new clutch/flywheel this afternoon
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filled her up last night
nearly 300 miles, took just over 6.5 gallons

45+mpg
and that's with a double dose of fuel injector cleaner, a slipping clutch, and a bunch of idling (while getting the car sorted out)
no telling how old most of the gas in the car was, as I had just purchased it

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With a 55 mile commute, that thing will pay for itself pretty quick!

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